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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Mr. Irvine prepares to throw the ball at a recent Kayak Polo tournament.

From kayak polo to archery, students and faculty get involved in niche sports

by Ariana Goetting, Reporter December 6, 2021

When upper school chemistry teacher Andrew Irvine played kayak polo for the first time 11 years ago, as per his wife’s landlord’s recommendation, he wasn’t expecting to find a passion that would...

Jessica Zhou (10) prepares to hit a bunker shot at a practice round at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club last week. Following the upper schools safety protocols for athletes, players are required to wear masks and social distance at all times.

Spring sports kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Varsha Rammohan March 1, 2021

Despite a delayed start to their seasons, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County during the winter, upper school athletes in cross country, football, girls golf and girls tennis are currently...

Following the most recent state and county COVID-19 regulations, the CIFs purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming, and track and field, have been allowed to resume.

CIF’s purple tier sports allowed to begin competing

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham February 11, 2021

The California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming and track and field, have been allowed to resume following the most recent state...

A pair of long-distance running shoes lies on an empty track. The cancellation of interscholastic spring sports has drastically changed the recruiting scene for athletes looking to play in college — especially juniors.

Athletic recruiting in the time of COVID-19

by Vishnu Kannan, Winged Post Sports Editor May 4, 2020

While stuck at home during quarantine, Harker student-athletes have found creative ways to continue practicing their sports from home. For track and cross-country athlete Anna Weirich (11), this means...

Matthew Chen (9) tosses up a basket as his teammates look on during the varsity boys basketball game against Sacred Heart Prep. After suffering a tough loss, the Eagles are currently 0-2 in league and 6-6 overall.

Varsity boys basketball falls to Sacred Heart

by Tessa Muhle, Reporter January 14, 2020

The varsity boys basketball team lost 79-45 to the Sacred Heart Prep Gators at home last Thursday, bringing their overall record to 6-6 and their league record to 0-2. The game started quickly, with...

Andrew Cheplyansky (12) controls the ball with a header during the varsity game against Leland last Wednesday. The varsity team will play Crystal Springs in an away conference game this Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Boys soccer ties Leland 2-2

by Lauren Liu and Irina Malyugina January 13, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team ended their close game against Leland High in a tie 2-2 last Wednesday, while the junior varsity team lost 3-1.  “It’s definitely been a bit challenging for the boys....

Aria Wong (11), co-captain of the varsity girls soccer team, holds her arm out in front of an Eastside player, attempting to block her from stealing the ball. The Eagles defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, their first league match of the season.

Girls soccer dominates Eastside in 8-0 victory

by Sally Zhu and Athreya Daniel January 13, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, starting the regular season off with a win after an undefeated preseason record of 3-0-2. This is their first league game. “We’re...

Adhir Ravipati (‘05), Kristina Bither Gurney (‘09) and former assistant athletics director Chris Collins smile for a photo with upper school athletic director Dan Molin and lower and middle school athletic director Theresa “Smitty” Smith before the homecoming game begins. Maverick McNealy (‘13), who is currently on the PGA tour, was unable to attend the ceremony.

Former assistant athletics director and three athletes inducted into Harker’s Athletic Hall of Fame

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi October 16, 2019

Four new inductees for Harker’s Athletic Hall of Fame were honored on homecoming night in a ceremony just before the game, where they were recognized for their dedication to Harker’s athletics program...

Capoeira teacher Loren Due (85) stands in a ready stance as he faces off against Johnny Wang (12).

Bringing Capoeira to Life

by Mark Hu and Muthu Panchanatham April 25, 2019

Intense music plays in the background as two students bend down to touch their teacher’s feet, surrounded by their peers. They then proceed to shake hands, acknowledging each other with respect as they...

The seniors, sitting at a long table with name tags featuring their name, sport and college, sign their letters of commitment to play in college. Signing day was held in the athletics center during long lunch at 12:45 on Thursday, April 18.

7 Seniors Commit to College Athletics During Signing Day

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter April 21, 2019

Members of the Harker community gathered in the Athletics center on Thursday at 12:45 during a long lunch to support the seven seniors from the Class of 2019 who have committed to play college sports....

Members of junior class council Evan Cheng, Avi Gulati, Roma Gandhi and Alyssa Huang announce the theme, Midnight in Paris, for this years Winter Ball, which will be held next Saturday.

School meeting recap 1/18/19

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor January 22, 2019

As students clamored to their seats at the last school meeting of the first semester, ASB President Neil Ramaswamy attempted to settle the crowd as English teacher Charlie Shuttleworth’s made an announcement...

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